You can't really tell how the weft will interact with the warp. Chenille because of its nature (fuzzy, has a nap), and how my loom is set up, generally .... generally overshadows the warp. I like this blue, kind of a medium, what woud you say?, Cadet blue, Delft blue?
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
" Economics that hurt the moral well-being of an individual or a nation are immoral and therefore sinful. Thus the economics that permit one country to prey upon another are immoral. It is sinful to buy and use articles made by sweated labour. It is sinful to eat American wheat and let my neighbour the grain-dealer starve for want of custom."
"I believe that where there is pure and active love for the poor there is God also. I see God in every thread that I draw on the spinning wheel." - Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
It is very easy to go off on tangents on the Internet. One thing leads to another and the hours pass. I would like my weaving to support other weavers. I have spent some time in Guatamala and I have a fondness for the women who work daily with their weaving. I thought this was an innovative project, http://apptechdesign.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Sita-Weaving-Wind.jpg.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
This is a photo of my 40" AVL loom loaded with the previous warp. I put the selvedges and the twill borders on the upper beam. The body of the warp, a rayon thick and thin yarn, is on the bottom beam. I have four beams for this loom: a 1" sectional, a 2" sectional, and two plain beams. I can use them in any configuration. Different weave structures, i.e., twill and tabby, "take up" or weave at different rates. Having more than one beam allows you to tension the beams differently so that the weave that takes up faster doesn't make a boa constrictor on the loom. This is especially important when you weave longer and continuously.